Welcome to The Digest—a weekly bite-sized round-up of the best places to eat in Macau, from Michelin-starred restaurants to casual dining. Find out what’s cooking to help you shape your eating agenda for the week ahead.

An Exquisite Taste of Portugal In Macau


Chef João Rodrigues (Ph0to: Courtesy of Galaxy Macau)

Lisbon-based Michelin-starred chef João Rodrigues brings three meticulously prepared menus to Galaxy Macau’s renowned Macanese and Portuguese restaurant Gosto this week, including a special a la carte menu (Sept 21-Oct 1), tapas night (Sept 23-24) and a wine dinner set menu (Sept 22). Rodrigues, the first in an ongoing series of guest chefs to appear at the resort, will delight guests’ palates with authentic Portuguese dishes such as sautéed tuna with mashed potatoes, lemon and capers in preserved olive oil; black pork shoulder with grilled iceberg lettuce and red pepper fermented paste; and glazed baby lamb legs and mix of cured meats.

Gosto, G013, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai
+853 8883 2221, galaxymacau.com

A Smorgasbord Of Delicious Dining Offers


Braised lobster with French blue foot mushroom and lnaniwa noodle at Wing Lei, Wynn Macau (Photo: Courtesy of Wynn Macau)

Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace are celebrating a double anniversary in Macau with fabulous F&B promotions at nearly two dozen fine dining restaurants. Until September 30, local residents and tourists alike can savour the tailor-made Michelin-inspired menus at Wynn Macau’s two-star Michelin Tan-cuisine restaurant Golden Flower, Macau’s only two-star Michelin Japanese restaurant Mizumi, Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Wing Lei and Forbes Five-Star Ristorante il Teatro. Meanwhile, Cantonese restaurant Wing Lei Palace, the Japanese restaurant Mizumi, regional Chinese restaurant Andrea’s, as well as SW Steakhouse, have all crafted unique anniversary menus.

Wynn Macau, Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape
+853 2888 9966, wynnmacau.com
Wynn Palace, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
+853 8889 8889, wynnpalace.com

Satisfy Your Peking Duck Craving


Peking Duck (Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriot Hotel Macau)

Diners can savour a trio of mouthwatering Chinese specialities until the end of this week at JW Marriot’s Man Ho Restaurant. Chef Ben Wong serves up three delicious Chinese specialities, including must-try tender and crispy half Peking duck; braised sea cucumber with scallion accompanied by giant grouper fillet; and sautéed tiger prawn with supreme soya sauce.

Until September 30
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, 1/F, Estrada do Istmo
+853 8886 6228, mhrs.mfmjw.mgr.manho@marriotthotels.com

Bene Puts Piedmontese Cuisine In The Spotlight


Chef Luca Pecorari (right) at Bene Food & Wine Mercato (Photo: Courrtesy of Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel)

The first of its kind in Macau, Bene Food & Wine Mercato at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel is a unique interactive dining concept that explores different regions across Italy. This Friday and Saturday, the Italian trattoria showcases Piedmont, a northeastern Italian region acclaimed for its fine wines and for an array of antipasti, bagna cauda and vitello tonnato. Helmed by executive sous chef Luca Pecorari, the Mercato introduces his hometown specialties and family recipes with dishes such as braised beef cheek with Barolo wine, fried frog legs with parsley salsa verde, and slow roasted veal with tuna, anchovies and caper sauce, all delicately complemented by premium wines.

Bene Food & Wine Mercato, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
  +853 8113 1200, bene.macao@sheraton.com, benemacao.com

A Star-studded Tasting Menu


Chef Fliegauf’s masterful culinary creations (dish not on the menu) (Photo: Michelin guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series)

With an impressive six Michelin stars under his apron, celebrated German-Swiss chef Rolf Fliegauf will be presenting two exquisite tasting menus created exclusively at Macau’s elite Yi Pavilion at the Altira Macau on September 22-23. The final guest chef of this year’s Michelin guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series’ International Chef Showcase, Fliegauf will prepare a menu of masterful dishes that are sure to surprise and delight diners, such as foie gras müsli, an experimental take on the traditional Swiss cereal with marinated, frozen foie gras and blackcurrants. Seats will be limited, so advance booking is recommended.

Lunch: September 23
Price: USD 111 net (MOP 888 net); early bird special offers from now until August 27: USD 100 (MOP 800)
Dinner: September 22 & 23
Price: USD 236 net (MOP 1,888 net); early bird special offer until August 27: USD 213 (MOP 1,700 net)
Booking: guide.michelin.com.hk/en/international-chef-showcase-rolf-fliegauf
Yi Pavilion, Level 10, Altira Macau, Avenida de Kwong Tung, Taipa, +853 2886 8868, altiramacau.com

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Tags: Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, Macau Dining, Yi Pavilion, Gosto, Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series, Bene Food & Wine Mercato